And how does mama clean it when it gets dirty? Although many marsupials raise their young in pouches — including opossums, Tasmanian devils and even koalas — kangaroos are almost certainly the most iconic. So what’s it like inside a kangaroo’s pouch? Think of the kangaroo’s pouch as a hoodieContinue Reading

The semiaquatic whale walked on land and swam in water. A semiaquatic whale that lived 43 million years ago was so fearsome, paleontologists have named it after Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death. The newly discovered 10-foot-long (3 meters) species, dubbed Phiomicetus anubis, was a beast; When it wasContinue Reading

It’s all in their biology. On the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, there lives a creature that Guinness World Records has dubbed the “world’s oldest animal on land.” His name is Jonathan, and he’s a giant tortoise. According to Guinness World Records, Jonathan was 187 years oldContinue Reading